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  • Title: Marjorie Kellogg papers
    Identifier/Call Number: PA Mss 85
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 31.34 linear feet (15 document boxes, 15 oversize boxes, 1 small shoebox, 9 audiocassettes, 5 audiotape reels, 2 videocassettes, and 5 film reels)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1922-2005
    Date (inclusive): 1895-2005
    Abstract: Papers of Marjorie Kellogg (1922-2005), American novelist and screenplay writer born in Santa Barbara, California. In addition to correspondence, original manuscripts, photographs, press clippings and artifacts relating to Kellogg's writing career, the collection includes historical photographs of Santa Barbara and the surrounding area.
    Physical location: Annex 2 (Boxes 1-33)
    Language of Materials: The collection is in English.
    creator: Kellogg, Marjorie

    Access Restrictions

    This collection may contain restricted materials. Please contact the Department of Special Collections at the UC Santa Barbara Library in advance to request access.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Marjorie Kellogg papers, PA Mss 85. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Sylvia Short, May 2011.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Zachary Liebhaber, 2011.


    Born in Santa Barbara, California, Marjorie Kellogg (1922-2005) began her writing career as a copy editor for the San Francisco Chronicle after attending UC Berkeley. A later position led her to Europe, where she covered France and Spain for Salute magazine immediately after World War II. After returning to the United States, she obtained a bachelor's and master's degree in social work from Smith College.
    While working as social worker in New York City, Marjorie Kellogg completed her first novel, Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1968), adapting it as a screenplay for the 1970 movie of the same name, directed by Otto Preminger and starring Liza Minnelli and Ken Howard.
    Kellogg followed her second novel, Like the Lion's Tooth (1972), with a screenplay adaptation of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. In addition to her novels and screenplays, Kellogg wrote plays and musicals, including The Oldest Trick in the World, directed by Carl Williams, The Smile of the Cardboard Man, and After You've Gone, both starring Sylvia Short.
    Kellogg was the daughter of Eugene S. Kellogg and Emma Pickett, both from long-established Santa Barbara and Ventura county families.

    Scope and Content

    The collection can be divided into two parts. The first part (Series I-III) includes early Santa Barbara area photographs, documents, genealogies and artifacts from the Pickett and Kellogg family collections, as well as photographs taken by Marjorie Kellogg in France and Spain in the aftermath of World War II.
    The second part (Series IV-XIV) comprises manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, documents, audio and visual recordings, artifacts and artwork relating to Kellogg's career as student of social work at Smith College, social worker for the state of New York, author, playwright and film maker. This section includes the original manuscripts of Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon and Like the Lion's Tooth, as well original manuscripts of Kellogg's screenplays, plays and musicals. Among the photographs are production stills of the film version of Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (including on-set photos of Liza Minnelli and Otto Preminger), as well as stills to the first two scenes of the film version of Like the Lion's Tooth (Marjorie Kellogg, director, with Betty Buckley) shot for promotion and never completed. Audio and visual recordings include multiple film reels to this production.


    The collection has been arranged into the following series: I. Family Photographs, II. Family Documents, III. Eastwood Letters, IV. Smith College, V. Novels, VI. Screenplays, VII. Musicals, VIII. Plays, IX. Junie Moon (Film), X. Lion's Tooth (Film), XI. General Correspondence, XII. Miscellaneous, XIII. Posters, XIV. Audiovisual.
    The bulk of Series I., Family photographs, comprises family photographs. Also included in this series are photographs of France and Spain after World War II taken by Marjorie Kellogg, publicity stills of Marjorie Kellogg, and miscellaneous photos not related to a specific film production or play. Series III. Eastwood Letters, contains the transcribed letters of John George Eastwood, Kellogg's great-grandfather. Series V., Novels, includes original manuscripts to all of Marjorie Kellogg's novels as well as publisher's galleys. Series IX. Junie Moon (Film) and X. Lion's Tooth (Film) contain photographs, clippings, documents and correspondence related to these productions. Series XI. General Correspondence, contains incoming correspondence from friends (including Paula Fox and Carson McCullers), colleagues, family and admirers. Among the miscellaneous items are clippings, plays saved on floppy disks, notebooks, artifacts, and fragments of unidentified works.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Fox, Paula
    Kellogg, Marjorie -- Archives
    McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967
    Minnelli, Liza
    Preminger, Otto
    Authors, American
    Clippings (information artifacts)
    Film (performing arts)